Harris Poll

by Mei Lynn last updated on February 26, 2014 16 comments

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Loading ... Loading ... HarrisPoll_logoThe Harris Poll Online is one of the oldest and most prestigious polls in the United States. For every survey you complete, you’ll earn HIpoints. Once you’ve accumulated enough points you may redeem them for your choice of a variety of prize and rewards. You can redeem your points as soon as you reach a redemption level, or you can let them grow for even greater rewards.

I have been a member of Harris Polls for over 2 years. I receive surveys from them almost every week, their surveys are generally easy to do though occasionally time consuming. It’s pretty easy to acquire enough points for a reward, and the payments (usually prize in my case) arrive promptly.

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16 Comments

  1. mlynn says:

    Haven’t received surveys lately so I logged into my account. (Forgot my password but their password recovery works), and after logging in saw this message:

    “We’re currently in the process of making changes to the look and feel of our surveys and websites. You may notice some of these in your next survey; be on the lookout for additional changes over the next few months! “

  2. mlynn says:

    I also receive 5-6 surveys a month. I agree the incentive isn’t that great, but I don’t mind taking those if I have time since they don’t take that long. In fact I just did a survey that took about less than 10 minutes even though they estimate 20 minutes.

  3. Golgotha says:

    Update – I receive 2-4 surveys a month and qualify for 1-2 of them. The incentives for the length of the surveys are low. I don’t like their new way of qualifying for surveys either. It’s just not worth it for me. I just cashed out and then I’m closing my account.

  4. stephiepooh says:

    :-* Just signed up we shall see :o

  5. Golgotha says:

    Update – I receive 3-6 surveys a month and qualify 1-2 of them. Sometimes I spend a good amount of time on a survey and then come to find out I didn’t qualify. Not quite as good for me as in 2010. I haven’t had any problems with them.

  6. Golgotha says:

    Update – I receive 3-5 surveys a month. I qualify 1-3 times a month for the full amount. I havent had any problems with them or receiving the GC’s.

  7. WILMA says:

    I belonged to harris poll for a long time I was very satisfied with them then all of a sudden I didnt receive any emails I tried to log onto the site and they couldnt find me I wrote several emails trying to find my membership and even though I knew I had points they had no record of my membership I think something strange is going on there I have signed up again and I dont seem to get surveys to make it worth losing the points again

  8. mlynn.admin says:

    Thanks for the everybody’s feedback…

  9. Longtime members opinion says:

    In over seven years of being a member, participating in every survey sent that I could (sometimes they’re full by the time you reply), and choosing low point level incentives except once, I was able to get 11 items ranging in value from about $5-20. I added up the retail value of the prizes received, for a total of about $125 in incentives. Divided by the number of surveys taken (342), that means surveys–for me–provided payment of about 36.5 cents apiece. I provided my own statistics here so that others may get an overall feel for whether or not the reward is worth the effort. However, this is a generalization since prize values and points awarded may have gone up or down in my years of membership.

    I personally am leaving after nearly eight years because the reward delivery time has been incredibly slow for the last 1 1/2 years that I’ve been a member. E-mailed inquiries just receive pat “answers” that aren’t really answers . . . basically, keep waiting and your reward will be sent eventually, or some other such response that shows no one is addressing the concern when a reward is long past the arrival time they themselves have set.

    Harris is a legitimate and respected survey company. Their polls are referred to on the news and in magazines, and it may be exciting for some participants just to know that their opinions are important. However, I personally wouldn’t join Harris expecting to get anything overly valuable for your time and without the knowledge that getting the incentives–both earning enough points, and actually waiting to receive them!–requires a lot of time and patience.

  10. Mary says:

    I figured they were reputable and answered surveys for years. It took a long time to build up points worth anything. I checked less than a year ago and had over 5000 points. When I checked my account today, I found they had deducted over 5600 points effective 2008 due to survey inactivity, which I have no proof to fight.
    They never sent a reminder or notification they were revoking the points, but continued to send me weekly (or almost weekly) surveys and even sent me offers to change my points for contest entries. When I contacted them about the matter, thinking it was an mistake, I received a form email stating ‘read the fine print’. Do not trust them.

  11. dan says:

    When I first joined I qualified for 3 surveys and received 230 poiont plus 100 bonus points but have not received a survey for 6 weeks.

  12. Golgotha says:

    [quote name=Lee]Does Harris only do surveys? Has anyone been invited to a discussion panel or Product Testing?

    I’ve been a member since December and just reached the 2nd prize level ($5 Amazon gc). I’m thinking of moving on because I only get surveys once every 1-2 months and for 75-100pts. But if there’s bigger and better things, I’ll hold on.

    Thanks[/quote]
    I have done surveys only. I cant remember if I have been invited to any discussion panel or product testing. If I did I didn’t qualify. I have been a member since Nov. and I’ve cashed out once. I have enough to cash out again.

  13. Lee says:

    Does Harris only do surveys? Has anyone been invited to a discussion panel or Product Testing?

    I’ve been a member since December and just reached the 2nd prize level ($5 Amazon gc). I’m thinking of moving on because I only get surveys once every 1-2 months and for 75-100pts. But if there’s bigger and better things, I’ll hold on.

    Thanks

  14. Golgotha says:

    I receive 2-4 surveys a month.
    I havent had any problems with them.

  15. Kailee says:

    This exact thing happened to me with Harris and at 850 points too. Could not log in finally when I was able to my points had expired and my request to reinstate them was denied.

  16. Novablue says:

    I have been a Harris Poll member since 2006 and have earned thousands of points and redeemed many for gifts. Recently I discovered my points at zero. My points suddenly started to “expire”. 850 points in one day expired because I log into my account? I would assume taking surveys would be the same as loggin in. The policy and system sucks.

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